Thursday, May 15, 2014

Celebrating melanoma survivors

(From our Facebook page):  "With melanoma month now in full swing, we thought we would take a day to celebrate "melanoma survivorship". These are just a FEW "faces of melanoma". They are all fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, uncles and aunts. All of these survivors have inspired us in their own way, taught us to be brave and to keep going, and most importantly, given us a greater purpose spreading the word and providing hope to others. These survivors represent YEARS of fighting and defeating this horrible disease. Some of these survivors have battled melanoma a number of times, some were lucky to catch it early, some were even told they had months to live, but are now living MANY years later. ALL of these incredible people and their stories give hope to thousands who are just beginning their fight with melanoma. And as know, HOPE is everything.

Today let's celebrate these incredible melanoma survivors and many more out there surviving, thriving and beating this disease!"
You want to know what's so cool about this?  Besides the fact that I know almost all of these melanoma survivors, 16 of the 32 faces you see are living and surviving STAGE 4!  Many have been in remission 5, 8, and even 12 years!  That's something to celebrate right there!  I loved putting together this collage and it makes so incredibly happy and humbled to do what I'm doing with Sol Survivors.

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